Forget All This

Canadian, Chilean, and American composers from Columbia University collaborate with emerging talents on the New York choreographic scene to create original works for music and dance. Each piece investigates a different approach to the creative process, exploring improvisation, composition, electronics, and lighting. An interactive talk-back session will follow the show moderated by composer Zosha Di Castri, Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia University.

After months of study and experimentation, the artists heed Jonathan Burrows concluding advice in A Choreographer’s Handbook:
“When you’ve forgotten these ideas they will have become yours and be ready to use. The idea you need will spring out of nowhere when you need it. Forget all this.”

List of Collaborators:
Composers: Mary Kouyoumdjian, Vicente Hansen Atria, Louis Goldford, Matthew Ricketts 
Choreographers & Dancers: Jordan Morley, Anna Reyes, Hannah Wendel, Audrey Rachelle, Alex Jenkins, Brendan Drake
Musicians: Laura Cocks, Ryan Muncy (ICE), Nadav Lev

Photo credit: Kensaku Shinohara